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This Summer our 503Studio Writers Programme returns with an incredible line up of courses, masterclasses, 1-2-1 dramaturgy sessions, open talks, and taster sessions, led by some of the countries brightest and best writers, including 503 Alumni as well as the 503 team.

The Summer Writers Programme will be delivered online. However, where there is demand we will also offer in person sessions later in the year where possible. To find out more about each programme and what is right for you, just click the course title.


Session: Practitioner: Dates:
A Writers First Bite 503 Literary Team Weds 9 June
A Writers First Bite 503 Literary Team Weds 7 July


Course: Practitioner: Dates:
Introduction To Playwriting Ifrah Ismail Mon 10 May –14 June
Write Your First Short Play Chloe Todd Fordham Tues 1 June –6 July
Write Your First Full Length Play Steve Harper Thurs 13 May –15 July
Advanced Playwriting Guleraana Mir Mon 14 June –12 July


Masterclass: Practitioner: Dates:
Character & Structure Richard Marsh Wed 12 May
Finding Your Voice Bea Roberts Wed 19 May
Group Dynamics Tom Morton-Smith Weds 26 May
Keeping The Immobile Active Athena Stevens Weds 2 June
Sustaining A Career Laura Wade Weds 9 June
Open Space Nick Payne Weds 16 June
Creating Character Nessah Muthy Weds 23 June
Exploring Time & Space Abhishek Majumdar Weds 30 June
Taking The Minority Mainstream Amy Ng Weds 7 July
Identity In The Rewriting Process Roy Williams Weds 14 July


How To… session dates will be announced soon.

Open Talks

Open Talk dates will be announced soon.

1-2-1 Dramaturgy

As part of 503Studio we are now offering a year round 1-2-1 dramaturgy session to give detailed feedback on your full length script and its potential development. For more information click here.

We are committed to making our programmes as accessible as possible, for more information on what we currently offer, click on the Accessibility button below. We have committed a significant portion of our DCMS Cultural Recovery Fund to offer free and subsidised places to anyone struggling financially at the moment including long term unemployed/those on benefits, and anyone affected as a result of the impact of Covid-19 this year. To apply for one of these places, click the Share The Drama Bursaries button below.


The Great Privation: How to flip te...

14 May — 01 Jun
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Rapid Write Response: The Great Pri...

02 Jun — 03 Jun
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